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'Scandal' Is Heading To BET

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 15, 2013 11:21 AM
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As I've said before, regardless of what you might still think of BET, the network is certainly doing what it can to demonstrate a genuine desire to completely shift public perception, given its recent original content push, and aggressive moves to acquire popular content, like this piece of news...

Paula Deen Reportedly Hires Fixer Judy Smith (The Inspiration For 'Scandal's' Olivia Pope)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2013 5:26 PM
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So word on the street is that Paula Deen has retained the services of D.C. crisis firm Smith & Co., which is run by one Judy Smith, the real life crises manager that the lead character in Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC series, Scandal, is based on - aka Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington.

Shonda Rhimes Talks Major 'Scandal' Mole Revelation + Explosive Season Finale

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 5:24 PM
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'Scandal' Is A Repeat Tonight, So Watch Melissa Harris-Perry & Co Discuss The Show Instead

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2013 9:46 PM
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Cyrus & Fitz Heart-To-Heart + Huck Bug Sweeps In 2 Preview Clips From 'Scandal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 3, 2013 1:05 PM
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Ok Scandalistas... tomorrow night's episode of Scandal is titled Molly, You in Danger, Girl.

ABC Sets Season Finale Dates For Shonda Rhimes Dramas 'Scandal' & 'Grey's Anatomy'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2013 7:58 PM
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'We Belong Together' - Watch Titillating Preview Of Tonight's Episode Of 'Scandal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 10:07 AM
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Hey, there's a white man fondling and kissing all up on a black woman on TV!

ABC's 'Scandal' Dominates At 10pm w/ Its 2nd Highest Rating Ever

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 1, 2013 12:59 PM
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It's becoming less and less of a surprise every week, at this point... I remember it used to take second place to CBS' Elementary at the 10pm hour. Now it's consistently beating that show - this week, beating it by its widest margin ever.

Shonda Rhimes Doesn't Care Why You Watch 'Scandal' But Just Don't Call It A 'Guilty Pleasure'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 11:28 AM
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Asked to speculate on the show’s breakout success, Rhimes said: “I don’t dare or bother to speculate. I’m just supposed to make the shows.” She added, however, that the success of Grey’s Anatomy gave producers “the capital” to take some risks with Scandal. Rhimes said she doesn’t spend any time thinking about the fact that the show features a strong female lead of color. She added that she doesn’t think about it when writing any more than she thinks about being a strong female of color herself as she goes about her daily life. Asked whether she has broken any barriers in creating the series or the Olivia Pope character, Rhimes offered: “I have no idea. It would be nice to say no, but since you are asking the question, probably yes.” Rhimes says she doesn’t care why people watch the show as long as they don’t describe it as a “guilty pleasure.” She said that phrase means “It’s crap but I can’t stop watching it.”

'Scandal' Hits New Series Highs, Dominates & Finishes #1 In Its Time Slot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 11, 2013 12:54 PM
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It seems as if the show continues to attract new audiences with every episode.